Uso de "propose"

La construcción verbal "propose" + "gerund" tiene el significado de sugerir. En esta fórmula, "propose" significa lo mismo que cuando va seguido de una proposición introducida por "that".

Ejemplos
  • John proposed going to the debate.
  • I proposed having lunch together.
  • Who proposed eating at this restaurant?
  • I propose that we buy a smaller car.
  • I propose buying a smaller car.

La construcción verbal "propose" + infinitivo tiene el significado de tener intención de u ofrecer(se).

Ejemplos
  • The Government proposes to bring in new laws.
  • I propose to finish this meeting tomorrow.
  • He proposed to go so I didn't have to.
  • Janet has proposed to take notes and circulate them afterwards.